Ethical Hacker Challenge: Prison Break - Breaking, Entering & Decoding
A few months back, by the time I sent my submission to the "Santa Claus is Hacking to Town" challenge, Ed Skoudis gave me the opportunity to write one of his famous and always interesting security challenges. I couldn't say no ;)
As a result, a new challenge has been published on The Ethical Hacker Network. The challenge is adapted from the Prison Break TV show, and it has two main goals. On the one hand, the offensive one, improve your penetration testing skills, tool set, and force you to solve various real-world scenarios I have found along my pen-testing activities. On the other hand, the defensive one, make you think like an attacker, analyze some of the tools and offensive capabilities available today, and figure out ways to put in place countermeasures to mitigate this type of attacks.
I hope you enjoy thes new "Prison Break - Breaking, Entering & Decoding" security challenge during summer. It is ready right before BlackHat & Defcon, so you can try to solve it after the common depression following these two conferences. Go to the Ethical Hacker Network website, digest the challenge and... participate! (Submit your answer by August 31, 2009)
Prison Break image obtained from “http://www.shockya.com/news/wp-content/uploads/prison_break_ver4_poster.jpg”.